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Standing Stone / Menhir


This standing stone is up on a hill beside what i believe is O'Connors pub (cant be sure of that).
As you can see from the picture a bullock was rearing its head behind so I didnt go all the way up to see it.
Carleton Jones book on the burren gives it only as a probable standing stone. His reasoning being that it can be clearly seen from Doolin House, the old MacNamara residence and that it may be a folly. In support of this is the fact that it is not marked on the OS Map as a standing stone. I suppose without excavation it will be impossible to know for sure.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
26th May 2009ce

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Yeah, I've also heard it's a cattle-rubbing stone. It's pretty cool up there on Old Knockstoolery, though. Posted by luddite
22nd July 2009ce
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